Based on insights from the development of a commercial framework for the autonomic management of data center resources, we identify some of the main challenges faced by autonomic architectures. We describe a number of best practices for overcoming or, in some cases, working around these challenges, and we propose a general-purpose autonomic architecture that complies with our best practices and builds on recent advances in autonomic solution development. The core component of the architecture is a universal policy engine configured by means of a model of the resources placed under its control, and using a set of flexible policies for their management. This model-driven approach enables the development of effective autonomic systems comprising a heterogeneous mix of legacy resources and autonomic-enabled components.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - DASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|
|Event||DASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing - Columbia, MD, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 Sep 2007 → 26 Sep 2007
|Conference||DASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing|
|Period||25/09/07 → 26/09/07|